A FOOTBALL fan ejected from his team’s match found a unique way to watch the rest of the game – by climbing a tree outside the stadium.
The bizarre incident took place on Saturday when Scottish Championship sides Falkirk and Ayr United played each other at Falkirk Stadium.
An Ayr fan was reportedly kicked out of the stadium and chose to improvise to continue watching the game by climbing the tall tree just outside the ground.
When Falkirk fans spotted the supporter, they broke out into chants of “You’re top of the tree” and Ayr’s top of the tree”.
This was an amusing reference to the fact that Ayr are currently sitting top of the Scottish Championship.
And they remain there after winning 1-0 on Saturday.
The all-important goal came seven minutes into the second half.
Mark Kerr’s ball to the edge of the box was laid off by Lawrence Shankland and Craig Moore hit a half-volley that beat David Mitchell at his right post.
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It looked as though the Falkirk keeper should have been able to deal with it and ultimately it proved so costly. In fairness to Falkirk they tried to respond immediately.
Joe McKee found space on the right in 57 minutes and picked out Zak Rudden with a driven cross but the ball was just a fraction behind the striker and he couldn’t direct his header on target.
Then a minute later Deimantas Petravicius was not far away with a fierce drive that flew over the top.
There were a couple of close shaves late on but Ayr were reasonably comfortable.
The same can’t be said for the footy-mad tree dweller.